Check out BMW’s swish new concept. Estimated to hit 100kph in 4.8 seconds, and with a top speed of 250kph, it supposedly expresses how much power BMW can squeeze from smaller engines (this one’s got a 1.5L three cylinder turbo-diesel engine, with two electric motors too). We’re not sure about that, but we do know this looks amazing.
So, it’s a snowmobike? A motormobile? Whatever it is, it looks dangerous. Designed by Patrik Petersson, this concept combines the important parts of each vehicle, to create one ultimate off-road machine. This hybrid comes with a mono curving ski and belt drive, and the extended exhaust pipe that becomes the seat for the rider.
While it does resemble the chomping jaws of an oversized beetle, the D-Roll is actually modelled after the scroll. Realizing that most laptops take after sideways books, the designers from Hao Hua went one better: a flexible screen and keyboard both unfurl from its cylindrical base, while the leather straps let you parade it around man-bag fashion. We’re willing to bet this never enters production, but flexibile screens and keyboards are sure to make an appearance sometime soon.
The results of Nokia’s recent headphone design competition are in. They asked for headsets inspired by a certain song (can you guess the inspiration behind the ones above?). The contest received over 8,000 ideas, but only a handful were turned into the real deal. These are just working concepts for now, but it does say a lot about customised gadgetry. If we can get iPods laser engraved and build our own Puma shoes, why not dance with cool individual headphones? More pictures of the winners here. Oh, and the inspiration behind the pair above was R. Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly.
First off, this card-sized MP3 player concept looks great. Small, thin and wallet sized, it’s the perfect portable player. But it’ll also double up as a credit or debit card too, bringing whole new meaning to the term ‘pay and play.’ It also has an OLED screen, 3.5mm headphone jack and touch sensitive buttons. Now that we’ve gotten that out the way, while this MP3 player might become popular in Neverland or Narnia, it’s never going to see the light of day in Reality Town. Unless someone creates a machine that reverses the laws of Physics, that is. But we can always dream…
Speed pansies get off the road. We’re coming through on one badass bike, the Victory Motorcycles CORE. The company took all the bells and whistles (lights, bodywork, spedometer, etc.) and threw them out the garage door. This bike is literally stripped to its core (see what they did there) and held together by an aluminium and carbon fibre frame. While it’s never been clocked, we reckon the monstrous 1731cc motor should hit speeds well over 200kph. That’s all down to its two wheels and one very large motor only approach.
[Check it out at Motorcycle USA]